Prior to the Civil War, the fastest mail between the West Coast and the East took almost thirty days by stagecoach along a southern route through Texas. Some Californians feared their state would not remain in the Union, separated so far from the free states. Then businessman William Russell invested in a way to deliver mail between San Francisco and the farthest western railroad, in Saint Joseph, Missouri—across two thousand miles of mountains, deserts, and plains&mdas..
Ring was a Captain recently discharged from the Union Army after the war had come to an end. Intent on making his way home to Abilene, Kansas to be with his parents, he is confronted with danger from many sources including a town held captive and harassed by Confederate deserters. But it’s not just deserters he must fight; next it’s a woman with a gun, one who alters his life for good. During his travels Ring meets a mysterious gunman, a Haitian by the name of Sak..
The homestead hidden in Idaho's Salmon River Canyon had been a paradise, until the river claimed the life of her husband. Now, lonelier than she ever thought possible, Hattie Clark finds Toby, an eight-year-old runaway. An unspeakable secret has driven the boy into the wilderness to search for his great-uncle, Afton McCabe, Hattie's cantankerous gold-mining neighbor. The river promises great riches to McCabe but delivers heartbreak, and Afton resents Toby's intrus..
On the vast and indescribably beautiful South Rim of the Grand Canyon a young Hualapai boy faces a bleak future in 1902. River Thunder's mother has just passed into the Spirit World and his father has nothing left to give the boy except his hand carved flute and his magical gift for music. It is a time in America's history when Native American children were separated from their loving families, tribes and even their ancient and traditional cultures and..
During the golden age of Mississippi, people from all walks of life climbed aboard the riverboats to help forge a nation. The stories of a gambler, a landowner, chambermaid, and runaway slave are told.
Read by Rusty Nelson
Running Time: 9.2 Hrs.
Notorious outlaw Manitoba Joe Clark seems to have been caught red-handed this time, but he's begging Judge Kingston to find out who framed him. At home, life seems to be unraveling for the judge and his wife Judith. Will their widowed missionary son marry a most unlikely woman and return to India? Can evidence implicating Roberta's fiance as an embezzler and the father of an illegitimate child be true?
When Russ Lang, sheriff of Twin Buttes is killed trying to avert a bank robbery, his son Todd seeks revenge. Todd goes undercover posing as a cowhand to get a job at the Frying Pan Ranch which is suspected of being a haven for crooks of all repute. The Frying Pan Ranch had belonged to a Claude Fanning who just up and disappeared. Now the ranch is being run by a rough fellow named Shep. Todd soon realizes he may never get off the ranch alive until he discovers Link, another co..
Leigh Wiodonski’s life as a blackjack dealer has been turned upside down. Now, she is trying to escape her frightening past. She fears more alarming happenings if she doesn’t leave Winnemucca. Can the mysterious stalker find her at a remote mountain cabin in Montana? In this fast-paced thriller, she changes her identity in the mountains where gossip is juicy at the Stitchers N’ Bitchers and she falls in love. The ways of living in the West become especially ..
Meagher County, Montana, is Hereford country. All the ranchers are raising Angus or Hereford cattle--all except Sam Hook. He is the only holdout, continuing to herd longhorns as he has for years. Since everyone uses public range, there is no way to keep Hook's longhorn bulls from breeding with the Hereford herds, lowering their value. The ranchers form an association with the number one goal of getting rid of Hook's longhorns, even if it means getting rid of Hook hims..
Mountain Man Nathaniel King must prove his innocence when accusations of multiple murders and theft could land him in a "civilized" prison cell for the rest of his natural life.
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Read by Rusty Nelson
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THE PREDATORS. Frontiersmen living in the untamed Rockies are surrounded every day by endless dangers, including attack by hostile Indians. But to Nate King and his family, the local tribes are simply people like them, people trying to live free in the glorious mountains, and many of them have become their friends. It is only when Nate’s son, Zach, sets out with his fiancée to visit her relatives in St. Louis that Zach meets savages of a very different kind &ndas..
When cattle Baron Thane McAllister's daughter Julie disappears from her home and a ransom note signed by the notorious Coldwater brothers arrives at the ranch, the cattleman calls on his longtime friend U.S. Marshall Chance Ridgeway to deal with the situation. Marshall Ridgeway deputizes cowboy Merlin Fanshaw (The Bodacious Kid) and sends him and legendary tracker Hoodoo Hawks to deliver the ransom and rescue Julie. The job is supposed to be a simple one, but Merlin soon ..
Golden Hawk hires out to lead a band of tenderfeet through a maze of mountains and dead-end gullies ruled by the proud Blackfoot nation. To complicate matters, the great Blackfoot warrior chief Black Feather has vowed to take Golden Hawk's scalp. Further bloodying the waters is a raging tribal war in which Golden Hawk has to take sides and take lives, while a mountain man named Elias Hogwood proves a white man can be as savage as a redskin and twice as treacherous...
Nate King embarks on a perilous journey through the Rockies to track a huge grizzly bear that has been terrorizing the Utes, but he gets more than he bargained for when he comes face-to-face with the eerily clever creature.
Running Time: Approx. 6.7 Hrs.
Read by Rusty Nelson